Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Calypso......New Design

10 am
I walked into the Thread Shed...

Day 3

This is what the quilt blocks looked like on the design wall:

I started playing around with the extra blocks on the table:

I like this vertical design...

So I moved all of the blocks around on the design wall:

This appeals to me.
I will continue with this lay out...

I pieced 51 more key hole blocks today.

Look what the mail man delivered today:

Extension Table for my Featherweight 221

I put it into use immediately:

Lots more surface area to work on.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the table.

One of my students made me this pincushion:

It's great when I am moving back and forth from the
design wall to the sewing machine.
I always have my pins where I need them!
Thanks Kathy.

Did you get your 2012 Quilting Arts Calendar?

It's time to turn to the month of February...

Guess who is Mr. February?

This is Gunnr, our Calendar Boy!
I just love his face...
and so did everyone at Quilting Arts Magazine!

13 Rows Pieced so far...
I need to add 2 more rows.

It is 6pm and I am quitting for the day:

There are a total of 160 key hole blocks.
I am using 105 for the Calypso quilt.

That leaves 55 leftover blocks.....I am thinking lap quilt.

More to come...

CLICK HERE to view: Part 1

CLICK HERE to view: Part 2

Cutting Directions for Blocks:

Center strips are cut 2.5 x 8.5 inches
End strips are cut 2.5 x 6.5 inches
This creates an unfinished block size: 6.5 x 12.5 inches

CLICK HERE to view My Quilts

CLICK HERE to view: Baby Quilts

CLICK HERE to view: Thermofax Screen Printing

CLICK HERE to view: Snow Dyeing

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn Kessi


kathisgardenart said...

Awesome Table, I haven't found out about all the accessories for the Featherweights. I like the second layout much better also , good choice.

Aart said...

I love your key hole blocks, it looked like a colour rain!

Saska said...

I like the last vertical placement. Are they 2.5" strips? I like it! Awesome b'day present.